Paul Vallée


Paul Vallée is a CIGI senior fellow and the founder and CEO of Tehama.

Paul is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies that enable the exchange of work over the internet. In 1997, he founded Pythian, a data-centric services business with a focus on remote work. Under his leadership, the company developed groundbreaking tools that enable remote teams to work and interact seamlessly and securely across multiple continents. Tehama was born at Pythian, launched to the public in 2018 and, due to rapid adoption of the platform, spun out to become fully independent in 2019.

Paul is active in the Council of Canadian Innovators and the CIO Strategy Council. In 2016 he was named Diversity Champion of the Year by Women in Technology and Communications.

My Sessions

How to Find Your Investor Soulmate and Raise Your Series A, B, and Beyond


You might get the opportunity once in your career to build what can truly be a VC-backed company.   What metrics suggest that you have a venture-scalable company? Why do some early-stage ventures fail to grow beyond seed-stage?  In this session you’ll hear learnings from very fast-growing companies that have successfully moved from bootstrapped to VC-backed.